CATEGORIES / REQUIREMENTS / FEES


YOUNG ONES ADC

The Young Ones ADC competition offers students the chance to earn an ADC Cube by competing in the exact same disciplines and categories as the ADC Annual Awards.

To qualify for entry, national and international college students must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college program, or other program approved by The One Club's Education Department. Submissions to the competitions are judged based on creativity and originality. Winners are awarded during the Young Ones Education Festival, held each May in New York City.

NO PHYSICAL MATERIALS NEED TO BE SENT. ALL ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED DIGITALLY.

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ADVERTISING
BRAND / COMMUNICATION DESIGN
DESIGN FOR GOOD
EXPERIENTIAL DESIGN
FASHION DESIGN
ILLUSTRATION
INTERACTIVE
INTEGRATED
MOTION / FILM CRAFT
PHOTOGRAPHY
PACKAGING DESIGN
PRODUCT DESIGN
PUBLICATION DESIGN
SPATIAL DESIGN
TYPOGRAPHY





ADVERTISING

YO-ADC-100. Branded Content / Entertainment: Episodic - $45 USD
Brand integration into the content, executed through multiple connected installments.


YO-ADC-101. Branded Content / Entertainment: Games - $45 USD
Brand integration into the content of a game.


YO-ADC-102. Branded Content / Entertainment: Online - $45 USD
Brand integration into the content, executed through digital web commercials.


YO-ADC-103. Branded Content / Entertainment: TV / Film - $45 USD
Brand integration into the content, airing on network or cable TV.


YO-ADC-104. Craft: Art Direction - $45 USD
Design and interaction of all visual elements.


YO-ADC-105. Craft in Video: Visual - $45 USD
Includes Animation, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Special Effects, Title Design


YO-ADC-106. Craft in Video: Audio / Sound - $45 USD


YO-ADC-107. Craft in Writing: Press / Out of Home - $45 USD


YO-ADC-108. Craft in Writing: TV / Film / Video - $45 USD
Written/spoken content in broadcast/film/video advertising.


YO-ADC-109. Craft in Writing: Online / Social - $45 USD
Written/spoken content in online advertising.


YO-ADC-110. Direct - $45 USD
Digital or print direct advertising.


YO-ADC-111. Out of Home: Point of Purchase - $45 USD
Displayed and/or installed at point of sale.


YO-ADC-112. Out of Home: Poster - $45 USD
Indoor or outdoor.


YO-ADC-113. Out of Home: Print / Electronic Billboard & Transit - $45 USD
Work that is displayed in public, such as transit locations, billboards, kiosks, posters, etc.


YO-ADC-114. Press - $45 USD
Distributed in magazines or newspapers.


YO-ADC-115. Promotional: Dimensional - $45 USD
3-D, physical piece of advertising.


YO-ADC-116. Promotional: Flat - $45 USD
Posters, postcards, or other print media.


YO-ADC-117. Television / Film / Online Video: Film - $45 USD
Intended for online or broadcast distribution.


YO-ADC-118. Television / Film / Online Video: Movie Trailer - $45 USD
Preview of a film.


YO-ADC-119. Innovation - $45 USD
A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.


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BRAND / COMMUNICATION DESIGN

YO-ADC-120. Branding: Static Logo - $45 USD
A static or dynamic graphic image that identifies a company or product while also communicating the brand.


YO-ADC-121. Branding: Animated Logo - $45 USD
Simulation of movement created by displaying sequential frames.


YO-ADC-122. Branding: Stationery - $45 USD
Business cards, envelopes, letterhead, memo pads, etc.


YO-ADC-123. Branding: Branding Systems / Identities - $45 USD
Design of brand symbols geared towards recognition.


YO-ADC-124. Posters: Traditional - $45 USD
Printed posters.


YO-ADC-125. Posters: Point of Purchase - $45 USD
Print media that interacts with or is sized to work with a point of sale set up.


YO-ADC-126. Posters: Wild Postings - $45 USD
Posters placed in public spaces in a non-traditional way.


YO-ADC-127. Posters: Billboard & Transit - $45 USD
A large scale, outdoor advertisement that is usually seen in cities or along major roadways.


YO-ADC-128. Promotional: Announcement / Booklet / Brochure - $45 USD
Printed material that can be sent out, specifically relating to the brand or organization.


YO-ADC-129. Promotional: Digital Communications - $45 USD
E-blasts, newsletters, bulletins.


YO-ADC-130. Promotional: Apparel - $45 USD
Design of wearable products intended to promote the brand.


YO-ADC-131. Promotional: Self-Promotion - $45 USD
Printed material designed to promote an advertising agency or design studio.


YO-ADC-132. Promotional: Wildcard - $45 USD
Unique promotional material that lives outside of the aforementioned categories.


YO-ADC-133. Data Visualization / Infographics - $45 USD
Static and dynamic.


YO-ADC-134. Innovation - $45 USD
A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.


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DESIGN FOR GOOD

YO-ADC-135. Advertising - $45 USD
Work promoting positive societal or political change.


YO-ADC-136. Brand / Communication Design - $45 USD
Work promoting positive societal or political change.


YO-ADC-137. Experiential Design - $45 USD
Work promoting positive societal or political change.


YO-ADC-138. Illustration - $45 USD
Work promoting positive societal or political change.


YO-ADC-139. Integrated - $45 USD
Work promoting positive societal or political change.


YO-ADC-140. Interactive - $45 USD
Work promoting positive societal or political change.


YO-ADC-141. Motion / Film Craft - $45 USD
Work promoting positive societal or political change.


YO-ADC-142. Packaging Design - $45 USD
Work promoting positive societal or political change.


YO-ADC-143. Photography - $45 USD
Work promoting positive societal or political change.


YO-ADC-144. Product Design - $45 USD
Work promoting positive societal or political change.


YO-ADC-145. Publication Design - $45 USD
Work promoting positive societal or political change.


YO-ADC-146. Typography - $45 USD
Work promoting positive societal or political change.


YO-ADC-147. Fashion Design - $45 USD
Work promoting positive societal or political change.


YO-ADC-148. Spatial Design - $45 USD
Work promoting positive societal or political change.


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EXPERIENTIAL DESIGN

YO-ADC-149. Digital Experiences: AR / VR - $45 USD
Computer generated environment with which one can interact.


YO-ADC-150. Digital Experiences: Responsive Environments - $45 USD
Immersive experiences that combine cutting-edge design and digital technology.


YO-ADC-151. Environmental Design: Wayfinding System - $45 USD
Informational systems that guide people through a physical environment.


YO-ADC-152. Environmental Design: Exhibition / Window Display / Merchandising - $45 USD
Installations or themed windows, retail installations, building wrappings, projections, window decals or visual merchandising.


YO-ADC-153. Environmental Design: Interior Design - $45 USD
Design highlighting the design and co-ordination of an interior space.


YO-ADC-154. Environmental Design: Work / Public / Community Spaces - $45 USD
Both the interior and exterior design of a workplace or public building.


YO-ADC-155. Guerrilla / Stunt / Live Event - $45 USD
Special events in public spaces, flash mobs, special stunts.


YO-ADC-156. Installations - $45 USD
Permanent or semi-permanent environment specific to the site.


YO-ADC-157. Placemaking - $45 USD
A public installation or landmark which defines the space around it.


YO-ADC-158. Innovation - $45 USD
A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.


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FASHION DESIGN

YO-ADC-159. Traditional: Womenswear - $45 USD
Blouses, camisoles, dresses, gowns, pants, pant suits, shirts, shorts, skirts, sleepwear, sweaters, t-shirts, tank tops, trousers, undergarments?.


YO-ADC-160. Traditional: Menswear - $45 USD
Dress Shirts, pants, shirts, shorts, sleepwear, suits, sweaters, t-shirts, tank tops, trousers, undergarments?.


YO-ADC-161. Traditional: Unisex - $45 USD
An article of clothing designed or suitable for both men and women.


YO-ADC-162. Traditional: Outerwear - $45 USD
Blazers, coats, hoodies, jackets, leather jackets, overcoats, ponchos, raincoats, sport coats, trench coats, vests, windbreakers.


YO-ADC-163. Traditional: Accessories - $45 USD
Bags, belts, bonnets, caps, eyewear, gloves, handbags, hats, hosiery, masks, mittens, purses, sashes, scarves, shawls, socks, suspenders, ties, wallets, watches, etc.


YO-ADC-164. Traditional: Jewelry - $45 USD
Boots, flats, flip-flops, heels, high-tops, loafers, mules, sandals, sneakers, snowshoes, slippers, etc.


YO-ADC-165. Traditional: Footwear - $45 USD
Boots, flats, flip-flops, heels, high-tops, loafers, mules, sandals, sneakers, snowshoes, slippers, etc.


YO-ADC-166. Traditional: Streetwear - $45 USD


YO-ADC-167. Traditional: Sportswear - $45 USD
Footwear, helmets, ice skates, polo shirts, riding boots, ski suits, swimwear, tracksuits, trainers, undergarments, wet suits, yoga pants, etc.


YO-ADC-168. Traditional: Costumes / Uniforms - $45 USD
Cinema, dance, historical, military, periodical, religious, sports, theatrical, traditional, work uniforms, etc.


YO-ADC-169. Traditional: Infant / Childrenswear - $45 USD
Coats, dresses, hats, jackets, leggings, mittens, pajamas, pants, rompers, shirts, shoes, skirts, sleepers, suits, sweaters, t-shirts underwear, vests, etc.


YO-ADC-170. Craft: Patterns / Textiles - $45 USD


YO-ADC-171. Craft: Construction - $45 USD


YO-ADC-172. Craft: Use of Technology - $45 USD


YO-ADC-173. Craft: Eco-friendly - $45 USD


YO-ADC-174. Craft: Low Budget - $45 USD
Fiscal materials, paper, recycled unconventional materials.


YO-ADC-175. Innovation - $45 USD
A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.


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ILLUSTRATION

YO-ADC-176. Animation - $45 USD
For time-based works.


YO-ADC-177. Book - $45 USD
Book or book jacket.


YO-ADC-178. Comic Book / Graphic Novel - $45 USD
Comic art in sequential juxtaposed panels.


YO-ADC-179. Digital - $45 USD
For electronic media.


YO-ADC-180. Magazines / Newspapers: Front Page / Spread - $45 USD
Images on covers or interior spreads.


YO-ADC-181. Mural - $45 USD
Wall murals including graffiti and other street art.


YO-ADC-182. Packaging - $45 USD
For internal or external packaging


YO-ADC-183. Promotional / Collateral - $45 USD
For annual reports, bags, brochures, business cards, flyers, menus, postcards, etc.


YO-ADC-184. Tattoo / Body Art - $45 USD
Illustration that has been tattooed onto the human body.


YO-ADC-185. Wildcard - $45 USD
Unique illustration that lives outside of the aforementioned categories.


YO-ADC-186. Innovation - $45 USD
A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.


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INTERACTIVE

YO-ADC-187. Craft in Online / Mobile: Art Direction - $45 USD
Design and interaction of all visual elements.


YO-ADC-188. Craft in Online / Mobile: Content Strategy - $45 USD
Planning, development, and management of written or visual content.


YO-ADC-189. Craft in Online / Mobile: Copywriting for Digital - $45 USD
Written content for digital distribution.


YO-ADC-190. Craft in Online / Mobile: Sound Design - $45 USD
Use of audio in tandem with visuals.


YO-ADC-191. Craft in Online / Mobile: Use of Technology - $45 USD
Excellence in developing and experimenting with new or existing technologies.


YO-ADC-192. AR / VR - $45 USD
An app that uses AR and/or VR as a primary feature.


YO-ADC-193. 360 Video - $45 USD
360 or immersive video.


YO-ADC-194. Interactive Video - $45 USD
Requires viewer?s participation.


YO-ADC-195. Online Video - $45 USD
Video viewed primarily online.


YO-ADC-196. Data Visualization - $45 USD
To clarify complex information.


YO-ADC-197. Games - $45 USD
Includes games for console platforms, web or social media.


YO-ADC-198. Online / Mobile Websites - $45 USD
Desktop and mobile sites.


YO-ADC-199. Mobile Applications - $45 USD
Mobile apps.


YO-ADC-200. UX / UI - $45 USD
Designed for a website, app or other digital medium.


YO-ADC-201. Social Media: Facebook - $45 USD
A post, campaign or Facebook page utilizing that particular network's individual qualities or strengths.


YO-ADC-202. Social Media: Instagram - $45 USD
A post, campaign or Instagram feed utilizing that particular network's individual qualities or strengths.


YO-ADC-203. Social Media: Linkedin - $45 USD
A single post or ad on LinkedIn, utilizing that particular network's individual qualities or strengths.


YO-ADC-204. Social Media: Pinterest - $45 USD
A post, ad or full board on Pinterest utilizing that particular network's individual qualities or strengths.


YO-ADC-205. Social Media: Twitter - $45 USD
A single post or ad on Twitter, utilizing that particular network's individual qualities or strengths.


YO-ADC-206. Social Media: Snapchat - $45 USD
A post or campaign utilizing Snapchat's network's individual qualities or strengths.


YO-ADC-207. Social Media: Wildcard - $45 USD
A social media post or campaign that does not fit into the aforementioned categories.


YO-ADC-208. Innovation - $45 USD
A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.


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INTEGRATED

YO-ADC-209. Integrated Campaign - $45 USD
An advertisement that is integrated digitally into different types of media and / or sites.


YO-ADC-210. Digital Campaign - $45 USD
An advertisement that is integrated into different types of media and / or sites.


YO-ADC-211. Innovation - $45 USD
A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.


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MOTION / FILM CRAFT

YO-ADC-212. Gaming: Direction - $45 USD
Game concept and execution


YO-ADC-213. Gaming: Sound - $45 USD
Use of audio in tandem with visuals.


YO-ADC-214. Gaming: Cinematography - $45 USD
Movement of the camera, framing, lighting and filming choices.


YO-ADC-215. Gaming: Animation - $45 USD
Simulation of movement created by displaying sequential frames.


YO-ADC-216. Gaming: Motion Graphics - $45 USD
Combination of different creative elements like typography, illustration, logos, shapes and video, animated in a way that tells a story.


YO-ADC-217. Gaming: Special Effects - $45 USD
Digital and physical.


YO-ADC-218. Direction - $45 USD
Concept and execution.


YO-ADC-219. Editing - $45 USD
Timing and cuts of film segments.


YO-ADC-220. Cinematography - $45 USD
Movement of the camera, framing, lighting and filming choices.


YO-ADC-221. Animation - $45 USD
Simulation of movement created by displaying sequential frames.


YO-ADC-222. Motion Graphics - $45 USD
Combination of different creative elements like typography, illustration, logos, shapes and video, animated in a way that tells a story.


YO-ADC-223. Special Effects - $45 USD
Digital and physical.


YO-ADC-224. Typography - $45 USD
In or overlaid on the moving image.


YO-ADC-225. Sound Design - $45 USD
Use of audio in tandem with visuals.


YO-ADC-226. Movie Trailer - $45 USD
Preview of a film.


YO-ADC-227. Music Video - $45 USD
Commercial video featuring a performance of a song.


YO-ADC-228. Television / VOD Promo - $45 USD
Promotions, introductions, openings, previews, bumpers, interstitials, etc.


YO-ADC-229. Title Sequences - $45 USD
Design of identity and credits.


YO-ADC-230. Short Video - $45 USD
Video that is 5 minutes or less.


YO-ADC-231. VR / AR - $45 USD
Exceptional motion/film craftsmanship in a VR or AR project.


YO-ADC-232. Documentary - $45 USD
Intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record.


YO-ADC-233. Narrative - $45 USD
Films or features with a brand integrated into the script, plot, or broader themes of the content. Includes fiction and non-fiction work.


YO-ADC-234. Innovation - $45 USD
A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.


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PHOTOGRAPHY

YO-ADC-235. Architecture - $45 USD
Photographs of buildings and similar structures that are both aesthetically pleasing and accurate representations of their subjects.


YO-ADC-236. Drone / Aerial - $45 USD
A photograph taken with a drone or from a flying aircraft.


YO-ADC-237. Fashion - $45 USD
Photography which is devoted to displaying clothing and fashion accessories.


YO-ADC-238. Fine Art / Conceptual - $45 USD
Photography that conveys the ideas of the photographer.


YO-ADC-239. Food - $45 USD
Photography aimed at producing attractive photographs of food for use in advertisements, packaging, menus or cookbooks.


YO-ADC-240. Landscape - $45 USD
Spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. Captures the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes.


YO-ADC-241. Live Event - $45 USD
Photographs of guests and occurrences at concerts, rallies, and similar events.


YO-ADC-242. Mobile - $45 USD
A photograph specifically taken with a mobile device.


YO-ADC-243. Music / Entertainment - $45 USD
Iconic entertainers, documenting performance, celebrity news/gossip.


YO-ADC-244. Photojournalism - $45 USD
Employs images in order to tell a news story.


YO-ADC-245. Portraiture - $45 USD
A photograph of a person or group of people that captures the personality of the subject by using effective lighting, backdrops, and poses.


YO-ADC-246. Product / Commercial - $45 USD
For use in catalogues, brochures and advertising to promote and sell a service or product.


YO-ADC-247. Social Media - $45 USD
A photograph taken specifically for use on social media channels.


YO-ADC-248. Sports / Recreation - $45 USD
Of athletic or outdoor events, competitions, in-action, etc.


YO-ADC-249. Street - $45 USD
Candid photography taken in public situations or places.


YO-ADC-250. Travel / Tourism - $45 USD
The documentation of an area's landscapes, people, cultures, customs and history.


YO-ADC-251. Wildlife - $45 USD
Documenting various forms of plants or animals in their natural habitat.


YO-ADC-252. Wildcard - $45 USD
Unique photography that lives outside of the aforementioned categories.


YO-ADC-253. Innovation - $45 USD
A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.


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PACKAGING DESIGN

YO-ADC-254. Single Product - $45 USD


YO-ADC-255. Product Line - $45 USD


YO-ADC-256. Innovation - $45 USD
A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.


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PRODUCT DESIGN

YO-ADC-257. Beauty, Wellness & Personal Care - $45 USD
Cleansers, cologne, creams, deodorants, dietary supplements, exfoliators, eye shadows, eyeliners, lipsticks, lotions, mascara, peels, perfumes, powders, razors, scrubs, shampoos + conditioners, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.


YO-ADC-258. Children - $45 USD
Activity play centers, bathing, car seats + accessories, carriers, diapering, educational, feeding, nursery, play structures, strollers, toys, etc.


YO-ADC-259. Consumer Electronics - $45 USD
Audio equipment, cameras, computers, drones, headsets, mobile devices, monitors, robotics, security systems, smart phones, tablets, TVs, video equipment, etc.


YO-ADC-260. Durable Goods - $45 USD
Small appliances, tools, transportation vehicles, industiral equipment, etc.


YO-ADC-261. Houseware - $45 USD
Bakeware, bottles, bowls, cookware, cutlery, dishes, glassware, kitchen utensils, tableware, etc.


YO-ADC-262. Interior Design - $45 USD
Furniture or decoritive products including beds, chairs, desks, seating, stools, tables, wardrobes, bathroom fixtures, duvets, frames, lamps, lighting, locks, mirrors, pillows, storage bins, vases, etc.


YO-ADC-263. Office Supplies - $45 USD
Copiers, desk accessories, scanners, stationery, telecommunications, workspace organizers, etc.


YO-ADC-264. Science / Medical - $45 USD
Hearing aids, home care, instruments, laboratory technology, medical devices, mobility aids, operating equipment, respiratory care, surgical supplies, etc.


YO-ADC-265. Sports / Leisure - $45 USD
Games, musical instruments, scooters, skateboards, sleeping bags, sporting equipment, tent accessories, toys, etc.


YO-ADC-266. Sustainable / Eco-friendly - $45 USD
Products created in an environmentally conscious fashion, and/or serve an eco-friendly purpose.


YO-ADC-267. Wildcard - $45 USD
Any series of related products that do not readily fit into another category.


YO-ADC-268. Innovation - $45 USD
A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.


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PUBLICATION DESIGN

YO-ADC-269. Books: Jacket - $45 USD
Design, graphics, and typography of the exterior of the book.


YO-ADC-270. Books: Full Book - $45 USD
Overall design and layout of an entire book.


YO-ADC-271. Books: E-book / Digital Book - $45 USD
Overall design and layout in an e-book or digital book.


YO-ADC-272. Magazines / Newspapers: Cover - $45 USD
Design, photography, graphics, typography and layout of the front page or cover.


YO-ADC-273. Magazines / Newspapers: Story / Spread - $45 USD
Handling of layout and continuity of a story that spans two or more facing pages.


YO-ADC-274. Magazines / Newspapers: Full Issue - $45 USD
Design, layout and typography of an entire magazine or newspaper


YO-ADC-275. Digital Publications - $45 USD
Includes media and online publications.


YO-ADC-276. Innovation - $45 USD
A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.


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SPATIAL DESIGN

YO-ADC-277. Buildings / Structures - $45 USD
Includes commercial, educational, institutional and residential buildings, religious and cultural centers, sports and recreation complexes, transporation centers, etc.


YO-ADC-278. Interiors - $45 USD
Includes interior design of workplaces, hotels, residences, public and commmercial spaces, etc.


YO-ADC-279. Landscape Design - $45 USD
Includes design for built and natural environments including parks, plazas, campuses, residences, etc.


YO-ADC-280. Urban Planning - $45 USD
Includes projects for innovative design responsive of current urban challenges like pollution, information technology and socialization.


YO-ADC-281. Craft - $45 USD
Creativity in the use of materials, colors, technology, etc. for built enviornments.


YO-ADC-282. Innovation - $45 USD
A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.


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TYPOGRAPHY

YO-ADC-283. Typefaces / Font Systems - $45 USD
Development of a set of typographic characters.


YO-ADC-284. Lettering - $45 USD
Art of hand-lettering.


YO-ADC-285. Advertising - $45 USD
Advertising where typography/lettering plays a major role.


YO-ADC-286. Digital - $45 USD
Typography or lettering project created primarily for digital use/viewing.


YO-ADC-287. Environmental - $45 USD
Typography or lettering image created for large-scale use/viewing.


YO-ADC-288. Motion - $45 USD
Project featuring moving/animated typography or lettering.


YO-ADC-289. Package / Product - $45 USD
Typeface used in any packaging or product.


YO-ADC-290. Poster - $45 USD
Typeface use and design in any type of poster.


YO-ADC-291. Tattoo / Body Art - $45 USD
Typography that has been tattooed onto the human body.


YO-ADC-292. Wildcard - $45 USD
Unique typography that lives outside of the aforementioned categories.


YO-ADC-293. Innovation - $45 USD
A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.


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